Nepal | November 27, 2020

Russian extreme sports star killed in wingsuit accident on Mt Ama Dablam

Rajan Pokhrel
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Valery Rozov on Mt Ama Dablam base camp. Courtesy: Facebook

KATHMANDU: A renown Russian base jumper was killed while wingsuiting on Mt Ama Dablam (6,814m) in the Mt Everest region.

According to Mingma Gelu Sherpa, managing director at the Kathmandu-based Seven Summit Adventure, Valery Rozov, 52 was killed in a wingsuit flight from Mt Ama Dablam on Saturday.  “The Russian extreme sports star died after crashing into a cliff while he jumped from the mountain in a wingsuit,” an official at the company which organised an expedition to Mt Ama Dablam quoted the eyewitnesses as saying.

Rozov was an extremely experienced wingsuiter as he made the highest ever base jump from an altitude of 7,700m on Mt Cho-Oyu in 2016 as well as on Mt Everest from an altitude of 7,220m in 2013. He also summited Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895m), the highest point in Africa and then jumped from the top of the Western Breach Wall (5,460m).

Rozov is also the first adventurer to skydive into a Volcano Crater, his personal webpage read.

A helicopter with a rescue team was sent to mountain region to airlift his body to Kathmandu on Sunday morning, Sherpa said. His dead body was brought down to Lukla this afternoon, added Sherpa.

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